Melfield Gardens is a highly sustainable, intergenerational housing scheme on a constrained infill site in the London
Borough of Lewisham. It will provide 30 flexible and affordable homes for residents aged 55 and above, and two,
four-bedroom homes for eight postgraduate students from Goldsmiths, University of London. In return for being ‘good
neighbours’, the students will be charged a lower rent. Each will spend a number of hours assisting older residents,
offering company or participating in recreational activities in the communal spaces. As well as learning from this
innovative social pilot, the client is keen to achieve a fully-certified Passivhaus building as the first step towards a
zero carbon future.